Perfusion Week 2020
April 27 – May 1
AmSECT Perfusion Week is your chance to celebrate your work in and contribution to perfusion with colleagues and team members. Share your plans and photos with us on Twitter (@amsectperfusion), Facebook (@AmSECT) and LinkedIn (@AmSECT), or email us at email@example.com. And be sure to use the hashtag #PerfusionWeek to be featured!
The purpose of Perfusion Week is to bring awareness to the perfusionist's crucial role within cardiovascular surgical teams and in providing high quality patient care.
Ways to Celebrate
Get noticed: Send a press release to your local media outlets (TV, radio, newspapers), or send a letter/email to your facility/institution’s administration. Ask them to attend a Perfusion Week event or acknowledge Perfusion Week in internal and external communications.
Go viral: Post about Perfusion Week on social media! Share personal stories, favorite moments, or why you got into perfusion. Photos and videos that show the value of perfusion in patient care are a plus! Make sure to use #PerfusionWeek in all posts.
Show off your celebrations: Take pictures to commemorate Perfusion Week, then send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Host an event: From healthy potlucks and recipe swaps to trivia challenges and games, say thank you to your team and patients with a variety of activities.
Give out awards: Host an “awards ceremony” and print certificates of appreciation to present to each of your staff members and/or patients.
Present to a class: Work with local educational institutions to help ensure a healthy pool of perfusionists for the future! Bring your team and explain what you do to help patients on a daily basis, outlining how students can create their own career path to perfusion.
Find Inspiration from 2018 and 2019 Highlights
Perfusion Week 2018 & 2019 was a huge success! Get inspiration for 2020 from your fellow perfusionists below:
Trillium Health Partners Perfusion Pop-Up Video
Tweet and video Courtesy of Trillium Health Partners
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Hamilton Health Sciences Staff
Photo Courtesy of Hamilton Health Sciences Staff Twitter (@HHS_staff)
Cardiovascular Science Program (CVSP) at Midwestern University-Glendale
Photos courtesy of McKay C. Coffey
Palestine Medical Complex
Photo courtesy of Ahmed Ismail
Photo courtesy of Nhu Tran
GETINGE (São Paulo, Brazil)
"GETINGE (São Paulo / Brazil) held last week another course on continuing education on "GERENCIAMENTO DE RISCO EM CEC" for professionals in the area involved with cardiopulmonary bypass.
The course was conducted by the Clinical Director Gislei Lorenzetti Romero (GETINGE), the Product Specialist Wanda Pelissari (GETINGE) and the Perfusionist Biomedical Cibele Sperone of the Heart & Perfusion Company (CORAÇÃO & PERFUSÃO)
The objective of the course was to raise the interest of professionals and institutions in the theme of quality and safety in the ECC; Train and train multiprofessional teams involved with extracorporeal circulation during cardiac surgery, focusing on especially in teamwork; Prepare the professionals on how to act in cases of accidents or intercurrences during the infusion, as well as avoid the most frequent problems, making ECC safer.
They were present in the course Perfusionists, Nurses and students of the Course of Perfusion of UNIFESP of the State of São Paulo."
Photos courtesy of Cibele Sperone